Social Protection Resource Centre

A pandemic is a disease outbreak that spreads across countries or continents. It affects more people and takes more lives than an epidemic. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic when it became clear that the illness was severe and that it was spreading quickly over a wide area. Pandemics not only causes mortality and health related loss, but they cause huge burden on the economies as well. Pakistan in the wake of Covid-19 also faced huge socio-economic risks but timely management to deal with the crises is acknowledged by the global community. SPRC is one of those research think tanks who produced a wide range of research on Covid-19 and published a report based on the socio-economic vulnerabilities faced by the people during this pandemic and we aim to work further in the policy making regarding the social protection during pandemics and other shocks.